- Babar Azam’s captaincy is under intense scrutiny, and it has been officially confirmed that he will be removed from the captaincy role
- The replacement for Babar Azam as the captain remains undecided, with suggestions ranging from Shan Masood to Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Babar Azam’s removal is attributed to a series of factors, including his failure to deliver convincing performances as a captain
The string of losses for Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup has left fans disheartened and irate, with the team’s performance falling well below expectations. Rather than displaying an aggressive spirit, the team appears to be playing nervously, prompting a torrent of criticism on the internet.
The pressure on Babar Azam’s captaincy reached a breaking point, and it has now been officially confirmed that he will be relieved of his captaincy duties. The question of who will succeed him remains unanswered, with several names being thrown into the hat. While many favor Shan Masood, others are rooting for Sarfaraz Ahmed, and some even suggest Shaheen Shah Afridi for T20 cricket.
There are several reasons behind Babar Azam’s ousting from the captaincy:
Lack of Convincing Performances:
Babar Azam was unable to prove himself as a captain, especially after the disappointing loss in the Asia Cup. This came at a time when the entire team was in excellent form, making the results even more disheartening.
Team Selection Controversy:
Babar Azam has faced criticism for having complete control over team selection. Despite suggestions from experienced individuals like Misbah and Hafeez, he persisted with his own choices. This decision-making autonomy was a point of contention.
Abrar Ahmed’s Omission:
One of the notable decisions that drew ire was Babar’s refusal to include Abrar Ahmed, a promising mystery spinner, in the playing eleven. Instead, he was kept in the traveling reserves, a move that perplexed many.
With lobbies advocating for potential captain candidates like Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shan Masood, it’s expected that different captains will be named for the red and white ball formats.
The big question that looms is whether this World Cup marks the end of Babar Azam’s tenure as captain. The uncertainty surrounding his replacement has sent shockwaves through the internet, leaving Babar’s true fans disheartened and disappointed by the decision. The future of Pakistan cricket, in terms of leadership, remains uncertain, adding an intriguing layer to the ongoing World Cup drama.
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